Pediatric NP/PA
CapitalCare Medical Group - Albany, NY

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CapitalCare Medical Group is an independent, physician-owned medical practice with more than 150 healthcare professionals. The group offers primary care services in Family Practice, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at 27 locations throughout the Capital District. CapitalCare also provides services in Endocrinology; Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine; Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics; Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; Nephrology, medical nutrition therapy; and comprehensive diabetes education, and operates a state-of-the-art clinical laboratory. CapitalCare welcomes new patients and participates with most major health insurance carriers.

CapitalCare Medical Group has a wonderful opportunity for a part-time Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistantat our Pediatrics site in Albany (near Stuyvesant Plaza).
This position will be 2.5 days/week, in addition to on-call hours.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Collaborate with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patient
Provide monitoring and continuity of care between visits according to treatment plan including triaging patient calls/e-mails.
Order/perform appropriate laboratory diagnostic and other screening tests. Seek other information as needed, including consultation with physicians and other clinicians, for evaluation of illness. Integrate data to determine diagnosis and therapeutic plan, including identification of any health risks.
Develop and implement treatment plan by prescribing/dispensing medications and/or injections in compliance with medical practice guidelines and state laws.
Handle minor lacerations. Instruct patient/family regarding medications and treatments. Educate patients regarding health promotion/illness prevention.
Recommend appropriate community resources to meet patient/family needs. Communicate appropriate case management information to other professionals and community agencies.
Prepare documentation for medical records including updating patient medical chart by posting examination and test results, diagnosis, medications, and treatment in written/computerized manner.
Participate in peer reviews, chart reviews, staff education, clinical guideline development, and other continuing education and quality assurance activities to demonstrate compliance with standards, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Act as consultant/collaborator to clinical team on area of specialty. Comply with patient confidentiality requirements. Promote patient advocacy.
Assess patient status by obtaining health history through patient/family interviews and chart reviews; assessing presenting illness, risk factors, and family history, psychosocial situation, and cultural factors; and performing appropriate physical examination.
On-call telephone coverage as needed.

Qualifications: BSN required, MSN preferred. Successful completion of advanced practitioner training and certification as a practitioner (general or specialized) from an approved nurse practitioner program. Current state registered nurse license. Current state license as an advanced registered nurse practitioner with prescriptive authority.
Strong interpersonal & communication skills are essential, with the ability to work effectively as a member of an integrated health care team. Experience in a clinical setting, preferably in primary care, is required. Must have certification and NYS license.

CapitalCare Medical Group offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, holidays, paid time off, retirement plan, and much more, in a business casual environment.